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Workshops are one- to three-day live in-person events that provide you with in-depth, evidence-informed, occupation-based and hands-on learning opportunities so you can apply the skills and knowledge to your practice. They include various learning and interactive activities including presentations, demonstrations, group discussions, hands-on activities and the opportunity to ask questions. 

CAOT is pleased to partner with le programme de développement professionnel continu du programme d’ergothérapie de l’Université de Montréal to expand our workshop offerings in Quebec and in French.  CAOT Members and Associates receive preferred rates!

Professional Development Calendar Calendar of Events

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Workshop FAQs


Potential Workshops

Potential workshops have no scheduled dates at this time, but could be scheduled if there is sufficient demand. Review the list of potential workshops and if you are interested in one of these workshops, put your name and preferred contact information in the survey and share the link with colleagues who may also be interested in participating. We monitor the results of these surveys regularly to plan future workshops.

Current Workshops

Cognitive stimulation therapy: Making a difference for people with dementia 
Presented by Gina Zoratti and Michelle Bickell 

This one-day workshop is a brief evidenced-based psychosocial treatment approach for people with mild to moderate dementia. This workshop will focus on group CST and it’s evidenced based clinical findings. The workshop will touch upon individual CST (ICST) and maintenance CST (MCST) and the research to date 

More Than 4 Wheels: Complex seating and mobility assessment and prescription for all ages
Presented by Sheila Buck

This two-day hands-on workshop will provide you with the skills and clinical reasoning to conduct a seating and wheeled mobility assessment with clients of any age. Enhance your ability to complete a MAT assessment and focus on customized seating and shape contour.


Working with clients with vision loss: Skills for all occupational therapists
Presented by Julia Foster and Laura Yvonne Bulk

This interactive one-day workshop will review the current state of occupational therapy and low vision rehabilitation and focus on building your capacity to support clients with low vision.


Dementia care: A comprehensive approach to support aging in place
Presented by Megan Bailes and Kevin Grunden 

This two-day advanced workshop is designed to give you the evidence-based and hands-on skills needed to provide holistic care for this population, enhance dementia care programs at their setting, and provide effective caregiver and staff training programs.


Kitchen and bathroom modifications
Presented by Elizabeth Ainsworth

This two-day interactive workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to designing kitchen and bathrooms for domestic homes. Knowledge on broad principles, current literature, research and standards will be reviewed.


Interventions stratégiques auprès de personnalités difficiles – Niveau 2
Présenté par Julie Desrosiers 

L'apport de l'éthique au raisonnement clinique en ergothérapie
Présenté par Josée Lemoignan 

Redesigning Daily Occupations (ReDO): Program for supporting persons who would like to make changes in their everyday life for better health
Presented by Lena-Karin Erlandsson 

Intervenir dans un contexte culturellement diversifié: des enjeux qui dynamisent la pratique de l'ergothérapie
Présenté par Julie Masse et Daniel Côté 

Ergothérapie et résilience
Présenté par Rachel Thibeault

Ergothérapie et douleur chronique : formation avancée
Présenté par Julie Masse

Meilleures pratiques en réadaptation auprès de la clientèle AVC
Présenté par Johanne Higgins et Carolle Lavallée

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